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How to manage pregnant staff and maternity returners

With over 54,000 women losing their jobs every year whilst pregnant, on maternity leave or after maternity leave, the economy as a whole is missing out on a large proportion of the country’s talent. Replacing talented staff is financial drain on organisations that can be avoided through more robust line management practices.

This one day workshop focuses further on the key areas that prove the most problematic to understand for line managers and will give top tips and clear guidelines on how to avoid the most common mistakes.

Key elements of the course

  • Employer obligations – Health and Safety, Employment law
  • Pregnancy entitlements – time off for antenatal care, protection from discrimination; pregnancy related dismissals and redundancy
  • Attitudes and behaviours – effect of subtle negative/less than positive comments, etc.
  • Understanding and implementing your maternity policy – impacts on how your pregnant staff is treated and feels
  • Hiring maternity cover – why involving your pregnant staff makes it easier
  • Plan of action for maternity returners - how to develop one and why it makes economic sense
  • Flexible working requests – why being prepared makes these easier to manage

Attending this training will give you a better understanding of HR and employment law principles that apply when it comes to managing pregnant staff.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand employer's legal obligations
  • Be aware of the impact of negativity towards a woman's pregnancy
  • Understand your maternity policy and how to implement it
  • Be able to plan effectively for maternity cover
  • Develop a 'return to work plan' with your employee
  • Understand how to manage flexible working requests
Managing pregnant staff training and maternity returners training course
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A full day course for up to 20 delegates is £795 - less than £40 per delegate.
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Cost

The course cost is £395. This includes lunch, refreshments and course pack to take away

This is reduced to £355 per delegate for Network members and where more than one person from an organisation books on to the same course


2017 Course Dates and Venues

Date Venue
17 January Manchester
26 January Manchester
9 February London
23 February London
16 March Leeds
30 March Leeds
6 July Leeds
18 July Leeds

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This booking constitutes a legally binding agreement. If you have not heard from us within 7 days prior to the event please contact Registrations on 0161 763 4783.

Cancellations notified more than four weeks in advance of the Course will incur no charges. Cancellations made less than four weeks before the event will be charged in full. Substitutions will be accepted right up the date of the event. We will not be held liable for the non-arrival of registration information.

For booking information please email: seminars@equalityanddiversity.co.uk or telephone 0161 763 4783. Event Programme and address will be sent on receipt of completed booking form.

Thank you for undertaking your staff development training with Equality & Diversity UK. We hope you will find this event enjoyable and useful